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In promulgating this Rule, the Board declares the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(1)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia's coastal marshlands have long been recognized by the General Assembly and the Board as a vital natural resource system, a vital area of the state, and essential to maintain the health, safety, and welfare of all the citizens of the State.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(1)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (CMPA) provides a grant of authority to the Board of Natural Resources and Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee to regulate certain activities that affect or have the potential to affect the coastal marshlands of the state, to ensure the values and functions of the coastal marshlands are not impaired and to protect the public interest.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(1)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Stormwater management measures, impervious surface coverage standards, and marshlands buffer design and maintenance measures as applied to projects which are subject to permitting under the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act are warranted so as to protect this vital area and to protect the public interest.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Purpose. The purpose of these Rules is to implement the authority of the Board of Natural Resources to promulgate rules and regulations for permitting under and enforcement of the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act. This Chapter establishes procedures and criteria to be applied by the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee when reviewing applications for a permit to remove, fill, dredge, drain, or otherwise alter any marshlands or construct or locate any structure on or over marshlands within the estuarine area of the state.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Definitions used in this Rule.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Applicant" means any person who files a permit application under the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Coastal marshlands" or "marshlands" means any marshland intertidal area, mud flat, tidal water bottom, or salt marsh in the State of Georgia within the estuarine area of the state, whether or not the tidewaters reach the littoral areas through natural or artificial watercourses. "Vegetated marshlands" shall include those areas upon which grow one, but not necessarily all, of the following: salt marsh grass (<I>Spartina alterniflora</I>), black needlerush (<I>Juncus roemerianus</I>), saltmeadow cordgrass (<I>Spartina patens</I>), big cordgrass (<I>Spartina cynosuroides</I>), saltgrass (<I>Distichlis spicata</I>), coast dropseed (<I>Sporobolus virginicus</I>), bigelow glasswort (<I>Salicornia bigelovii</I>), woody glasswort (<I>Salicornia virginica</I>), saltwort (<I>Batis maritima</I>), sea lavender (<I>Limonium nashii</I>), sea oxeye (<I>Borrichia frutescens</I>), silverling (<I>Baccharis halimifolia</I>), false willow (<I>Baccharis angustifolia</I>), and high-tide bush (<I>Iva frutescens</I>). The occurrence and extent of salt marsh peat at the undisturbed surface shall be deemed to be conclusive evidence of the extent of a salt marsh or a part thereof.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Committee" means the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Effective impervious cover" is the percentage derived when total impervious area is adjusted to reflect the fact that a site design results in the actual impervious surface characteristics of a site with a lower total impervious area, supported by scientific and engineering studies and findings.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Estuarine area" means all tidally influenced waters, marshes, and marshlands lying within a tide-elevation range from 5.6 feet above mean tide level and below.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Greenspace" means vegetative upland or wetland that remains in its natural state or has been developed only to the extent consistent with natural ecological systems protection.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Impervious surface" means any surface such as pavement, roofs, roadways or other surface material through which water does not permeate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(2)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Marshlands buffer" means a zone or strip of land of a specified width a long the riparian border of the project that serves as a protective setback.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(2)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Marshlands component of the project" means the part of the project in an estuarine area or any structure on or over an estuarine area, including but not limited to marinas, community docks, bridges, piers, and bulkheads, requiring a permit under the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act pursuant to O.C.G.A. Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-5-286&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-5-286</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(2)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Nonstructural Stormwater Management Practice" means any naturally occurring or planted vegetation or other pervious component of a stormwater management plan that provides for, or enhances, stormwater quality and/or reduces stormwater quantity or provides other stormwater management benefits.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(2)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Person" means any individual, partnership, corporation, municipal corporation, county, association, or public or private authority, and shall include the State of Georgia, its political subdivisions, and all its departments, boards, bureaus, commissions, or other agencies, unless otherwise specifically exempted by the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(2)(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Project" means the proposed construction or maintenance activity identified in an application for a marshlands permit within the contemplation of the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act. A project may consist of two components: a marshlands component and an upland component, as defined herein.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(2)(m)">(m)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Stormwater Treatment" means a process of remediation, reduction and/or elimination of the undesirable characteristics of runoff including, but not limited to, peak runoff rate, velocity, volume, and quantity of solids and pollutants<I>.</I></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(2)(n)">(n)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Total Impervious Area" means all impervious surface in a specified area as calculated as a percent of the total area<I>.</I></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(2)(o)">(o)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Untreated Stormwater" means runoff that is discharged without previously being managed by one or a combination of techniques that remediate, reduce and/or eliminate undesirable characteristics of the runoff.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(2)(p)">(p)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Upland" means lands that are neither coastal marshlands nor wetlands.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(2)(q)">(q)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Upland component of the project" is all those service areas, amenities, and recreational areas located inland of the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act jurisdiction line, that serve or augment the functioning of the marshlands component of the project, such as, but not limited to, dry stack boat storage; dockmaster shop; fuel storage and delivery facilities to serve the marshlands component of the project; and restrooms intended for users of the marshlands component of the project. This term may extend to and cover such facilities adjacent to or in proximity to the marshlands component of the project that are intended to serve exclusively or primarily the users of the marshlands component of the project if the Committee finds in its sole discretion that such facility is likely to alter the marshlands. </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(2)(r)">(r)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Wetlands" means areas that are inundated or saturated by surface or ground water often and long enough to support and under normal circumstances do support a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions, such as swamps, marshes, bogs, and floodplains.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Procedure for Determining Project Boundaries.</B> The applicant shall delineate the boundaries of the proposed project. Such boundaries shall be subject to review and validation by the staff of the Department of Natural Resources to ensure that the entire project is delineated. Such boundaries shall be included in the application proposed for consideration by the Committee. In this regard, the applicant shall submit documentation identifying all areas that are planned to be used in connection with the project which is delineated, to allow the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee to verify the extent of the project.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Marshlands Buffers for Upland Component of the Project.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> There is established a 50-foot marshlands buffer applicable to the upland component of the project as measured horizontally inland from the coastal marshland-upland interface, which is the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act jurisdiction line, so as to ensure the project does not result in the filling or other alteration of the coastal marshlands.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant for a permit under the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act and these rules shall certify adherence to soil and erosion control responsibilities, which, for purposes of the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act shall include recognition of and compliance with the following requirements unless in conflict with a criterion or exception established by the Environmental Protection Division of the Department of Natural Resources. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(4)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Except as provided in subparagraph 2. of this paragraph and paragraphs (d) and (g) below, no land-disturbing activities within the project boundaries shall be conducted within the 50-foot marshlands buffer, and such marshlands buffer shall remain in its natural, undisturbed state of vegetation, so as to naturally treat stormwater during both construction and post construction phases of the upland component of the project.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(4)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Land disturbance and construction of structures within the 50-foot marshlands buffer in the upland component of the project shall be limited to the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(4)(b)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Construction and maintenance of temporary structures necessary for construction of the marshlands component of the project;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(4)(b)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Construction and maintenance of permanent structures that are required for the functionality of and/or provide permanent access to the marshlands component of the project; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(4)(b)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Planting and grading with vegetated materials within the marshlands buffer to enhance stormwater management, such as erosion and sediment control measures, and to allow pedestrian access for passive recreation.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> After such land disturbing activities associated with (b)2.(i) above are completed, and except as allowed for in (b)2.(ii) and (iii) above, the marshlands buffer must be restored to and maintained in a natural vegetated state or in a vegetated state at least as protective or better than pre-construction conditions, subject to hand trimming and thinning as authorized in the permit.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Already existing impervious surfaces and structures within the marshlands buffer area may remain and be maintained, provided the replacement, modification or upgrade does not increase any encroachment upon the required marshlands buffer in effect at the time of the replacement, modification or upgrade.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(4)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Marshlands buffers shall be designed, installed and/or maintained sufficiently such that stormwater discharge to coastal marshlands from the marshlands buffer is managed according to the policy, criteria, and information including technical specifications and standards in the Coastal Stormwater Supplement to the Georgia Stormwater Management Manual, 1<SUP>st</SUP> Edition, April 2009.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(4)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Nothing in this Rule shall be construed to limit the power or authority of the Director of the Environmental Protection Division.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(4)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee, in its sole discretion, is authorized to grant a permit that includes an exception to the 50-foot marshlands buffer if the Committee finds that three conditions are met: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(4)(g)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Application of the marshlands buffer requirement will create a substantial hardship on the applicant; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(4)(g)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The purpose, function and treatment capabilities of the marshlands buffer can be or has been achieved by alternative means, such that the stormwater discharge to coastal marshlands from the marshlands buffer is managed according to the policy, criteria, and information including technical specifications and standards in the Coastal Stormwater Supplement to the Georgia Stormwater Management Manual, 1<SUP>st</SUP> Edition, April 2009, and is protective of water quality; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(4)(g)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Consistent with the purpose and reasonable use of the proposed project, the smallest practicable encroachment into the marshlands buffer is being utilized;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(4)(g)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For purposes of this part, substantial hardship means a significant, site-specific and demonstrable condition exists that precludes the project from being constructed. The Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee shall consider the following factors in their evaluation of whether a substantial hardship exists: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(4)(g)4.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the applicant complies with the required marshlands buffer width, the property cannot practicably be used for the proposed project. Merely proving that the exception would permit a greater profit from the property shall not be considered adequate justification for an exception; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(4)(g)4.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The substantial hardship results from application of the marshlands buffer width to the property separately or in conjunction with other factors such as unrelated deed restrictions, other state, federal or local government restrictions or ordinances; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(4)(g)4.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The substantial hardship is due to the physical nature of the applicant's property, such as its size, shape, or topography; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(4)(g)4.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant or predecessor in title did not, by deed, covenant, or other voluntary act after March 26, 2007, create a situation where the application of the marshlands buffer would create a substantial hardship on the applicant.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Stormwater Management Standards for the Upland Component of the Project.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> There shall be no discharge of untreated stormwater from developed or disturbed areas, whether surface or piped, to coastal marshlands from the upland component of the project. The Committee is authorized to waive this requirement if the Committee finds that the site or project characteristics prohibit treatment, there is no practicable alternative, and it has minimal adverse impact.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In addition to the requirements of Section (5)(a) above, discharged stormwater from the upland component of the project shall be managed according to the policy, criteria, and information including technical specifications and standards in the Coastal Stormwater Supplement to the Georgia Stormwater Management Manual, 1<SUP>st</SUP> Edition, April 2009.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(5)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As a component of the stormwater treatment system, greenspace shall be retained and interconnected where practicable and appropriate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(5)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The use of non-structural stormwater management and stormwater better site design practices, such as those listed in the Coastal Stormwater Supplement to the Georgia Stormwater Management Manual, 1<SUP>st</SUP> Edition, April 2009, shall be utilized to the maximum extent practicable.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Impervious Surface.</B> Pervious surfaces shall be used to the maximum extent practicable, and total impervious area shall be minimized with the goal of achieving no more than 15% effective impervious cover where practicable taking into account existing structures that are part of the project and the available land area that is part of the upland component of the project.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.02(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Required Information.</B> The Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee shall establish an application checklist to assist applicants. A copy of the application checklist may be obtained by contacting the Committee at its administrative headquarters: Coastal Resources Division, One Conservation Way, Suite 300, Brunswick, Georgia 31520, 912-264-7218.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-2-3-.03" name="391-2-3-.03" title="391-2-3-.03">Rule 391-2-3-.03 Regulation of Marinas, Community Docks and Commercial Docks</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose. </B>The purpose of these Rules is to implement the authority of the Board of Natural Resources to promulgate rules and regulations for permitting under and enforcement of the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act. This Chapter establishes standards and procedures to be applied by the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee when reviewing applications for a permit to construct or modify a marina, commercial dock, or community dock on or over marshlands within the estuarine area of the state.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Definitions use d in this Rule.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "303(d) listed stream" means a stream, stream segment, or other surface waterbody identified on a list submitted biannually to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, known as the 303(d) list. Inclusion on the 303(d) list denotes the waterbody segment as impaired because it does not meet one or more designated uses (i.e. Fishing, Recreation, etc.) and for which one or more total maximum daily loads needs to be developed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Approved Disposal System" means an on-site wastewater disposal system suitable for domestic or other sewage approved by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division and/or local sanitation regulatory authority, as applicable.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Commercial Dock" means a dock providing 500 linear feet or less of docking space for vessels inclusive of commercial vessels.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Committee" means Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Community dock" means a dock providing 500 linear feet or less of docking space which is a subdivision or community recreational amenity providing water access for residents, and which may or may not entail a fee. A dock meeting this definition, but providing more than 500 feet of docking space shall be treated as a marina, as define d in these rules.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Department" means the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Effective shading" means the amount of shading realized by utilizing alternative walkway decking material or alternative walkway design when compared to shading associated with traditional planking construction.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Fixed dock" means a dock, constructed on pilings, that is fixed in elevation, i.e., that does not float on the water.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Fixed terminal platform" means the platform constructed on pilings at the terminal, waterward end of a dock.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Floating dock" means a dock that floats on the water to which watercraft are tied for mooring.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Heritage preserve marshlands "means those marshlands that have been dedicated as a heritage preserve by the Governor pursuant to O.C.G.A. 12-3-75.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Impaired water" means a stream, stream segment, or other surface waterbody that does not meet water quality standards and that is identified in the most recent 303(d) list as an "Impaired Water. "</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(m)">(m)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Improvements" means additions to or enhancements of raw land or structures that normally increase its usefulness and/or value, which are constructed in accordance with applicable legal requirements at the time of such construction and are intended to remain attached to or associated with the project.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(n)">(n)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Live-aboard" means a floating vessel or other watercraft capable of safe, mechanically propelled navigation under average Georgia coastal wind and current conditions which is utilized as a human or animal abode and is located at a marina or a mooring area established by the department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(o)">(o)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Manatee Basics for Boaters" means a 3' by 4' manatee educational display sign referenced in certain leases or permits, which contains standardized content pre -approved by the Wildlife Resources Division Nongame Conservation Section.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(p)">(p)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Manatee Travel Corridor" means channel(s) or waterway(s) that manatees are known to frequent and/or travel through, as determined by telemetry studies, aerial surveys and the Wildlife Resources Division's Nongame Conservation Section's public sightings database.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(q)">(q)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Marina" means any dock facility which has any one or more of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(q)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Includes fueling, maintenance or repair services (regardless of dock length);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(q)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Is greater than 500 linear feet of dock space; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(q)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Has dry storage for boats in an upland storage yard or vertical rack system. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(r)">(r)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Minor alteration" means any change in the marshlands which take n singularly or in combination with other changes, involves less than 0.10 acres.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(s)">(s)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Model Ordinance within the Guide for Molluscan Shellfish Control in the National Shellfish Sanitation Program" means the requirements which are minimally necessary for the sanitary control of molluscan shellfish, as established by the National Shellfish Sanitation Program, a voluntary and cooperative program established in 1925 and comprised of federal, state and municipal authorities and representatives of the shellfish industry.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(t)">(t)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Modification" means a structural change to a community dock, commercial dock, or marina facility, whether existing but not permitted, existing and permitted, or permitted and yet to be constructed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(u)">(u)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Project" means the proposed construction or maintenance activity identified in an application for a marshlands permit within the contemplation of the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act. A project may consist of two components: a marshlands component and an upland component, as defined in Rule <a title="391-2-3-.02(1)" href="391-2-3-.02#391-2-3-.02(1)">391-2-3-.02(1)</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Serviceability" means useable as is or with some maintenance, but not so degraded as to essentially require reconstruction.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(w)">(w)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Tier One Community Crab Dock" means a community dock consisting of a single fixed walkway and an "L" or "T" shaped fixed terminal platform, supported on pilings , lacking floats, and from which water dependent activities such as fishing may be conducted.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(x)">(x)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Tier Two Community Dock" means a community dock consisting of a single fixed walkway and terminal fixed platform, supported on pilings, connecting ramp(s), and floating dock(s), and from which water dependent activities such as boating and fishing may be conducted.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(2)(y)">(y)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Tier Three Community Dock" means a community dock consisting of a single fixed walkway and terminal fixed platform, supported on pilings, connecting ramp(s) , and floating dock(s), and which does not qualify under a Tier One Community Crab Dock or a Tier Two Community Dock, and from which water dependent activities such as boating and fishing may be conducted.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Tier One Community Crab Dock.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To qualify for the permitting procedures as set out in paragraph (c) below, a proposed Tier One Community Crab Dock project must comply with the following standards or conditions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> There shall be no improvements on the upland component of the project, other than for pedestrian access to the marsh component and driveways and par king area landward of the 50' marshlands buffer, all of which must be pervious.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The community dock must be for water-dependent activities that access a channel with defined banks and not ponded areas or mudflats.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The community dock must terminate at the first channel that is 10 feet wide grass to grass.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the community dock walkway spans a tributary that can be bridged (a tributary less than 10 feet wide), it must have a minimum clearance of six feet above the mean high water line to the bottom of the walkway bridge. Piling spacing must provide for safe navigation in the channel.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A single "L" or "T" shape d fixed terminal platform up to 180 square feet is allowed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The width of the fixed terminal platform may not exceed 6 feet.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(a)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The fixed terminal platform may not extend more than one -third of the width of the creek at mean high water.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(a)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The fixed terminal platform may not be enclosed but may be covered and screened with wainscoting not higher than three feet.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(a)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The fixed terminal platform may be roofed; provided, however, the roof may not exceed a maximum height of 12 feet above the fixed terminal platform decking at the lowest deck height.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(a)10.">10.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A second deck, attic, or ceiling storage is not allowed on any roofed section of the fixed terminal platform.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(a)11.">11.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The community dock walkway may not exceed 4 feet in width and may not exceed 500 feet maximum length. The walkway is measured from the delineated marshlands jurisdiction line as determined or verified by the Department, channelward to the fixed terminal platform.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(a)12.">12.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The community dock walkway decking shall be of same material for its entire length, and standardized materials must be used when grating is used.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(a)13.">13.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The community dock walkway must be constructed at a height above all vegetation, but not more than six feet above grade.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(a)14.">14.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No floating dock or docks are allowed as part of the marshland component of the project.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(a)15.">15.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No hoists or lift davits are allowed as part of the marshland component of the project.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(a)16.">16.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No boats are allowed except for kayaks and canoes.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(a)17.">17.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The community dock may not have fish cleaning stations, restrooms, retail or commercial activity.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(a)18.">18.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Lighting if used must be shielded and on a timer.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(a)19.">19.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No dredging is allowed in association with the community dock project.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(a)20.">20.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The community dock may not be located in heritage preserve marshlands.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(a)21.">21.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant must operate and maintain the dock in a manner that will not unreasonably obstruct navigation to and from neighboring properties.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Professional drawings of the project are required to be submitted as a part of the application. The drawings must be stamped by a Registered Land Surveyor, Professional Engineer, or Architect licensed to do business in Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon receipt of a substantially complete project application and application fee, an abbreviated review and processing period shall apply. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Staff to the Committee shall have 21 days to review the project permit application.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Committee shall provide Public Notice of the application for 15 days.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon a determination that the project application is complete (including staff review and public notice) and the project meets all requirements of the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act and these rules, the Commissioner may issue a Coastal Marshlands Protection Act permit unless a Committee member requests the application be brought to a Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee meeting for broader consideration.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Provided the project application is not called to a Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee meeting, total processing time of a Tier One Community Crab Dock shall not exceed 45 days following a preliminary determination by staff of completeness.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No construction or alteration of a Tier One Community Crab Dock may commence until the expiration of 30 days following the date on which the application is approved; provided, however, that if a timely appeal is filed, no construction or alteration may commence until all administrative and judicial proceedings are terminated.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant/permittee must demonstrate the capacity to establish sufficient power and authority to enforce the conditions of the permit.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any modification to a Tier One Community Crab Dock is subject to review pursuant to the appropriate Tier criteria.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a proposed project does not qualify as a Tier One Community Crab Dock the application will be processed using the review and processing protocol f or a Tier Two Community Dock, Tier Three Community Dock and Commercial Dock, or Marinas, using the lowest tier review and processing protocol for which the proposed project meets the standards. An application for multiple dock structures automatically defaults to the review and processing protocol for a Tier Three Community Dock and Commercial Dock.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(3)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Permittee must provide a post-construction survey that locates the Tier One Community Crab Dock as indicated in the application materials. Such survey shall comply with the Georgia Plat Act, O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=15-6-67&amp;title=15&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">15-6-67</a><I>et seq.</I></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Tier Two Community Dock.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To qualify for the permitting procedures as set out in subparagraph (c) below, a proposed Tier Two Community Dock project must comply with the following standards or conditions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The upland component of the project is limited to pedestrian access and pervious parking landward of the 50' marshland buffer.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> There shall be no commercial activity at the community dock.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The community dock shall provide mooring space on a first come, first served basis and is open to all in the community served by the dock.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Live-aboard vessels may not be occupied for more than 90 days during any calendar year, without the grant of an extension by the Commissioner. The permittee is responsible f or precluding from the dock anyone occupying a vessel for more than 90 days during any calendar year. Floating homes, abodes, or dwellings are specifically prohibited.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The community dock does not require a water bottoms lease, i.e., the dock has 500 linear feet or less of mooring space.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The community dock walkway shall not exceed 6 feet in width, 750 feet in length, and 3,000 square feet of effective shading impact. The walkway is measured from the delineated marshlands jurisdiction line as determined or verified by the Department, channelward to the fixed terminal platform.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The community dock walkway decking shall be of same material for its entire length, and standardized materials must be used when grating is used.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The community dock walkway must be constructed at a height above all vegetation, but not more than six feet above grade.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The community dock must be for water-dependent activities that access the first channel with defined banks and not ponded areas or mudflats.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)10.">10.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The creek on which the community dock is located must be a minimum of 25 feet in width mean low water to mean low water.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)11.">11.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A community dock located in a creek 25 feet to 39 feet width mean low water to mean low water may occupy a maximum of one-fourth of the creek width mean low water to mean low water.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)12.">12.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A community dock located in a creek 40 feet wide or greater mean low water to mean low water may occupy a maximum of one-third of the creek width mean low water to mean low water.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)13.">13.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the community dock walkways pans a tributary that can be bridge d (a tributary less than 10 feet wide, grass to grass), it must have a minimum clearance of six feet above the mean high water line to the bottom of the walkway bridge. Piling spacing must provide for safe navigation in the channel.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)14.">14.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The community dock may have a single fixed terminal platform at the end of the walkway, which is limited to a maximum of 400 square feet, including screened and/or roofed sections.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)15.">15.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The fixed terminal platform or floating docks shall not be constructed over vegetation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)16.">16.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The fixed terminal platform may not be enclosed but may be covered and screened with wainscoting not higher than three feet.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)17.">17.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The fixed terminal platform may be roofed; provided, however, the roof may not exceed a maximum height of 12 feet above the fixed terminal platform decking at the lowest deck height.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)18.">18.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A second deck, attic, or ceiling storage is not allowed on any roofed section of the fixed terminal platform.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)19.">19.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The community dock may have floating docks, which shall be limited in size to that which is reasonable for the documented, intended use, not to exceed 800 sq. feet maximum floating dock structure. Documentation of need must be submitted to justify the size of the proposed floating dock.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)20.">20.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Floating docks may not rest on the waterbottom at low tide and must be supported on pilings or by cradle at least two feet above the mud.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)21.">21.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No fish cleaning station, fueling, restrooms, pump out, or retail activities are allowed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)22.">22.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No dredging is allowed in association with the community dock project.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)23.">23.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Lighting if used must be shielded and on a timer.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)24.">24.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The community dock may not be located in heritage preserve marshlands.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)25.">25.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The community dock or its operation shall not cause or create a measurable adverse water quality impact to the waterbody in which it is built, as measured by dissolved oxygen, fecal bacteria, or nutrient enrichment. At a minimum, the community dock must not be in a body of water listed on Georgia EPD's most recent 303(d) list as an "Impaired Water."</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)26.">26.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the Department determines through its own water quality sampling or other resource analyses that there are environmental impacts of concern associated with the project, the Department may require the applicant/permittee at the applicant/permittee's expense, to have water, substrate, and/or tissue samples collected and analyze d for metals, petroleum hydrocarbons, or other constituents. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)26.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Sample collection and analyses must be according to methods approved by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)26.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All results from such sampling results must be provided to the Department as obtained and may be used by the Department to further restrict the dock to reduce water quality impacts.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)27.">27.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The permittee must operate and maintain the dock in a manner that will not unreasonably obstruct navigation to and from neighboring properties.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(a)28.">28.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant/permittee must post temporary manatee awareness signage during construction of the facility and permanent posting and maintenance of the informational display signage, "Manatee Basics for Boaters" post-construction.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Professional drawings of the project are required to be submitted as a part of the application. The drawings must be stamped by a Registered Land Surveyor, Professional Engineer, or Architect licensed to do business in Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon receipt of a substantially complete Tier Two Community Dock project application and application fee, an abbreviated review and processing period shall apply. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Staff to the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee shall have 60 days to review the project permit application.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Committee shall provide Public Notice of the application for 15 days, which period shall be concurrent with the staff review.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Staff to the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee shall have 15 days to review the public comment received.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the Tier Two Community Dock project is a minor alteration, Committee members shall have 10 days to request broader consideration of the project at a meeting of the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(c)4.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon a determination that the project application is complete (including staff review and public notice) and the project meets all requirements of the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act and these rules, the Commissioner may issue a Coastal Marshlands Protection Act permit for a Tier Two Community Dock which is a minor alteration unless a Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee member requests that the project be heard at a Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee meeting for broader consideration.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(c)4.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If no Committee member requests the application receive broader consideration at a Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee meeting, the application shall be processed to the Commissioner of Natural Resources for his review and action within 15 days.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(c)4.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Provided the project application is not called to a Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee meeting, total processing time of a Tier Two Community Dock shall not exceed 115 days following a preliminary determination by staff of completeness.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(c)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon determination that a Tier Two Community Dock project application that is not a minor alteration is complete (including staff review and public notice), the project application shall be placed on the meeting agenda of the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(c)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a second public notice is issued, an additional 15 days would be added to the processing time.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No construction or alteration of a Tier Two Community Dock may commence until the expiration of 30 days following the date on which the application is approved; provided, however, that if a timely appeal is file d, no construction or alteration may commence until all administrative and judicial proceedings are terminated.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The "Minor Alteration" acreage provision of the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act shall not take into consideration any reduction in acreage calculation for the effective shading impact reduction attributable to alternative walkway decking material or alternative walkway design.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant/permittee must demonstrate the capacity to establish sufficient power and authority to enforce the conditions of the permit.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any modification to a Tier Two Community Dock is subject to review pursuant to the appropriate Tier criteria.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a proposed project does not qualify as a Tier Two Community Dock the application will be processed using the review and processing protocol for a Tier Three Community Dock and Commercial Dock, or Marinas, using the lowest tier review and processing protocol for which the proposed project meets the standards. An application for multiple dock structures automatically defaults to the review and processing protocol for a Tier Three Community Dock and Commercial Dock.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(4)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Permittee must provide a post-construction survey that locates the Tier Two Community Dock as indicated in the application materials. Such survey shall comply with the Georgia Plat Act, O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=15-6-67&amp;title=15&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">15-6-67</a><I>et seq.</I></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Tier Three Community Dock or Commercial Dock.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To qualify f or the permitting procedures as set out in subparagraph (d) be low, a proposed Tier Three Community Dock or Commercial Dock project must comply with the following standards or conditions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The community dock walkway or commercial dock walkway shall not exceed 6 feet in width, 1,000 feet in length, and not exceed 3,000 square feet of effective shading impact. The walkway is measured from the delineated marshlands jurisdiction line as determined or verified by the Department, channelward to the fixed terminal platform.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee may provide for an exception to the limitations on maximum walkway length and square footage. Documentation of need must be submitted to justify an exception, which shall be granted or denied in the sole discretion of the Committee.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The community dock or commercial dock walkway decking shall be of same material for its entire length, and standardized materials must be used when grating is used.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The community dock or commercial dock walkway must be constructed at a height above all vegetation, but not more than six feet above grade.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Live-aboard vessels may not be occupied for more than 90 days during any calendar year, without the grant of an extension by the Commissioner. The permittee is responsible for precluding from the dock anyone occupying a vessel for more than 90 days during any calendar year. Floating homes, abodes, or dwellings are specifically prohibited.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the community or commercial dock walkway spans a tributary that can be bridged (a tributary less than 10 feet wide, grass to grass), it must have a minimum clearance of six feet above the mean high water line to the bottom of the walkway bridge.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(a)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The fixed terminal platform may not be enclosed but may be covered and screened with wainscoting not higher than three feet.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(a)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A second story or deck is not allowed on any roofed section of the fixed terminal platform.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(a)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Floating docks may not rest on the waterbottom at low tide and must be supported on pilings or by cradle at least two feet above the mud.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(a)10.">10.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No dredging is allowed in association with the initial community or commercial dock project.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(a)11.">11.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant must operate and maintain the dock in a manner that will not unreasonably obstruct navigation to and from neighboring properties.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(a)12.">12.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The community dock or its operation shall not cause or create a measurable adverse water quality impact to the waterbody in which it is built, as measured by dissolved oxygen, fecal bacteria, or nutrient enrichment.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(a)13.">13.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the Department determines through its own water quality sampling or other resource analyses that there are environmental impacts of concern associated with the project, the Department may require the applicant/permittee at applicant/permittee's expense, to have water, substrate, and/or tissue samples collected and analyze d for metals, petroleum hydrocarbons, or other constituents. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(a)13.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Sample collection and analyses must be according to methods approved by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(a)13.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All results from such sampling results must be provided to the Department as obtained and may be used by the Department to further restrict the dock to reduce water quality impacts.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(a)14.">14.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant/permittee must post temporary manatee awareness signage during construction of the facility and permanent posting and maintenance of the informational display signage, "Manatee Basics for Boaters" post-construction.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Professional drawings of the project are required to be submitted as a part of the application. The drawings must be stamped by a Registered Land Surveyor, Professional Engineer, or Architect licensed to do business in Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A needs assessment must be submitted to justify the size of the proposed community dock or commercial dock. The Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee may opt for phased build out based on demonstrated need. If the permit requires a phased build out based on demonstrated need, the permit may be extended for an additional five years upon a showing that all due efforts and diligence have been made toward completion of the phases authorized to date based on demonstrated need.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon receipt of a substantially complete Tier Three Community Dock or Commercial Dock project application and application fee, the application shall be reviewed and processed subject to a higher degree of examination and scrutiny and longer review times than a Tier One Community Crab Dock or a Tier Two Community Dock. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee shall provide Public Notice of the application for 30 days.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An application is complete when it contains substantially all of the written information, documents, forms, fees, and materials required by the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act, and such additional information as is required by the Committee to properly evaluate the application.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee shall act upon an application for a permit within 90 days after the application is complete; provide d, however, that this provision may be waived upon the written request of the applicant.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No construction or alteration of a Tier Three Community Dock or Commercial Dock may commence until the expiration of 30 days following the date on which the application is approved; provided, however, that if a timely appeal is file d, no construction or alteration may commence until all administrative and judicial proceedings are terminated.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The "Minor Alteration" acreage provision of the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act shall not take into consideration any reduction in acreage calculation for the effective shading impact reduction attributable to alternative walkway decking material or alternative walkway design.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant/permittee must demonstrate the capacity to establish sufficient power and authority to enforce the conditions of the permit.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(5)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Permittee must provide a post-construction survey that locates the Tier Three Community Dock or Commercial Dock as indicated in the application materials. Such survey shall comply with the Georgia Plat Act, O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=15-6-67&amp;title=15&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">15-6-67</a><I>et seq.</I></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Marinas.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee may issue a permit for a marina in accordance with the requirements of the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act. Unless otherwise determine d by the Committee in accordance with subparagraph (h) below, a marina must comply with the following standards or conditions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The marina launch pier shall not exceed 1,000 feet in length. The marina launch pier is measured from the de lineated marshlands jurisdiction line as determined or verified by the Department, channelward to the boat launching area.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The marina pedestrian walkway shall not exceed 1,000 feet in length and shall not exceed 3,000 square feet of effective shading impact. The walkway is measured from the delineated marshlands jurisdiction line as determined or verified by the Department, channelward to the fixed terminal platform.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee may provide for an exception to the limitations on maximum marina launch pier length, and to the limitations on marina pedestrian walkway length and square footage. Documentation of need must be submitted to justify an exception, which shall be granted or denied in the sole discretion of the Committee.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The marina may not be sited within 1,000 feet of waters classified as approved for shellfish harvesting by the Coastal Resources Division, or located where its presence or operation would cause a closing of waters classified for shellfish harvest based on the Model Ordinance within the Guide for Molluscan Shellfish Control in the National Shellfish Sanitation Program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A marina to be located on open water must be sited at the first navigable creek that has a defined channel, adequate width and depth for the intended use, and established history of navigational access or use.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any marina component proposed to be constructed on or over coastal marshlands must be for water dependent activities. No restaurants or structures for non-water dependent uses may be constructed on or over coastal marshlands.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Floating docks may not rest on the waterbottom at low tide and must be supported on pilings or by cradle at least two feet above the mud.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A marina proposed to be located in a manatee travel corridor or on a waterway where manatees may be found must have protective measures to minimize manatee/boat interactions to include: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)8.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An education plan for boaters using the marina;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)8.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Regular monthly maintenance of dock facilities' hoses, faucets, or any apparatus or equipment capable of producing a stream of fresh water in close proximity to the access of the facility;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)8.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A contingency plan for emergency repair of freshwater sources;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)8.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Temporary manatee awareness signage during construction of the facility and permanent posting and maintenance of the informational display sign, "Manatee Basics for Boaters" post-construction; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)8.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Speed zones may be required if the marina is in a manatee travel corridor.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No dredging of tidal waterbottoms or vegetated coastal marshlands is allowed in association with the initial marina project.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)10.">10.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the marina could require maintenance dredging in the future, a permanent, dedicated spoil site with the capacity for the initial dredge volume and anticipated maintenance needs must be identified at the time of application.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)11.">11.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Dry boat storage is encouraged as a supplement or alternative to in-water mooring, to the extent feasible.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)12.">12.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Live-aboard vessels may not be occupied for more than 90 days during any calendar year, without the grant of an extension by the Commissioner. The permittee is responsible f or precluding from the dock anyone occupying a vessel for more than 90 days during any calendar year. Floating homes, abodes, or dwellings are specifically prohibited.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)13.">13.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The marina should provide onshore restrooms, shower and laundry facilities in the upland component of the project. The applicant/permittee must take specific measures (such as, but not limited to, signs or dock regulations) to encourage boaters to use the washrooms, laundromat and restrooms onshore, if any.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)14.">14.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A marina must have an approved disposal system for disposal of wastewater generated by boats and upland facilities at the marina.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)15.">15.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A marina must install, for collection of solid wastes, trashcans, dumpsters or other suitable containers in compliance with The Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (33 USCA 1901 and 33 CFR 158 ). Adequate separate containers for toxic substances shall be available.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)16.">16.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A marina shall not allow any person to operate a marine toilet at a marina at any time so as to cause or permit to pass or to be discharge d into the waters adjacent to the marina any untreated sewage or other waste matter or contaminant of any kind. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)16.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A marina must have a working pump- out facility and docks ide wastewater collection system for sanitary wastes from vessels, adequate for the capacity of the marina (number and size of vessels) and require their use by boats using the marina, unless specific exceptions are allowed by the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)16.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pump- out facility maintenance logs must be kept.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)16.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The marina must prominently display signage showing the location of the nearest pump out facility.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)17.">17.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee may permit marina fueling facilities which conform to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and GADNR Environmental Protection Division laws and regulations, and which meet the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)17.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fuel storage tanks and fuel lines between tank, dock, and vessels shall be equipped with emergency shut off valves.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)17.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Dispensing nozzles shall be the automatic closing type without a hold- open latch.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)17.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A marina must have adequate booms available either on-site or under contract to contain any oil spill.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)17.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The marina shall have a current "Operations Manual" containing the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)17.(iv)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Description of how the applicant meets the conditions of this permit,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)17.(iv)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The geographic location of the dock,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)17.(iv)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A physical description of the facility showing mooring areas, fuel storage and dispensing areas, and locations of safety equipment,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)17.(iv)(IV)">(IV)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A description and the location of each emergency shut- off system,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)17.(iv)(V)">(V)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The names and telephone numbers of the facility, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Office, Environmental Protection Division Emergency Response Center, and other personnel who may be called by employees of the facility in an emergency, including fire and police, and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)17.(iv)(VI)">(VI)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The names and telephone numbers of available hazardous spill c lean-up contractors nearest the dock.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)18.">18.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All components of a marina must be designed, installed, operated and maintained in a manner that will not unreasonably obstruct navigation to and from neighboring properties.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)19.">19.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The marina or its operation shall not cause or create a measurable adverse water quality impact to the waterbody in which it is built, as measured by dissolved oxygen, fecal bacteria, or nutrient enrichment.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)20.">20.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the Department deter mines through its own water quality sampling or other resource analyses that there are environmental impacts of concern associated with the marina project, the marina may be required to have at applicant's/permittee's expense, water, substrate, and/or tissue samples collected and analyzed f or metals, petroleum hydrocarbons, or other constituents. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)20.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Sample collection and analyses must be according to methods approved by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(a)20.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All results from such sampling must be provided to the Department as obtained and may be used by the Department to further restrict the dock to reduce water quality impacts.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Professional drawings of the marina project are required to be submitted as a part of the application. The drawings must be stamped by a Registered Land Surveyor, Professional Engineer, or Architect licensed to do business in Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A needs assessment must be submitted to justify the size of the proposed marina. The Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee may opt for phased build out based on demonstrated need. If the permit requires a phased build out based on demonstrated need, the permit may be extended for an additional five years upon a showing that all due efforts and diligence have been made toward completion of the phases authorized to date based on demonstrated need.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon receipt of a substantially complete marina project application and application fee, the application shall be reviewed and processed subject to a higher degree of examination and scrutiny and longer review times than a Tier One Community Crab Dock or a Tier Two Community Dock. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee shall provide Public Notice of the application for 30 days.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An application is complete when it contains substantially all of the written information, documents, forms, fees, and materials required by the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act, and such additional information as is required by the Committee to properly evaluate the application.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee shall act upon an application for a permit within 90 days after the application is complete; provide d, however, that this provision may be waived upon the written request of the applicant.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No construction or alteration of a marina may commence until the expiration of 30 days following the date on which the application is approved; provide d, however, that if a timely appeal is filed, no construction or alteration may commence until all administrative and judicial proceedings are terminated.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant/permittee must demonstrate the capacity to establish sufficient power and authority to enforce the conditions of the permit.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Permittee must provide a post-construction survey that locates the marina as indicated in the application materials. Such survey shall comply with the Georgia Plat Act, O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=15-6-67&amp;title=15&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">15-6-67</a><I>et seq.</I></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(6)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Nothing in these rules shall be construed to preclude the Committee from developing or issuing permits suitable to the circumstances of a particular application.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Community Dock, Commercial Dock, or Marina Modification. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(7)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A permit modification may be issued by the Committee in accordance with subparagraph (c) below for a community dock, commercial dock, or marina modification that complies with all the following standards or conditions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(7)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The project modification entails no improvements to the upland component of the project; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(7)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The project is a modification or addition to an existing dock facility permitted by the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee for water-dependent activities; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(7)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The project modification involves less than 0.1 acre of new impacts to coastal marshlands; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(7)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The project modification will not affect a change in use of the originally permitted community dock or marina; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(7)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The project modification does not necessitate the issuance of an initial marina lease for the facility undergoing modification; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(7)(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No fueling is allowed in association with the community dock, commercial dock, or marina modification; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(7)(a)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No fish cleaning station may be located on or over coastal marshlands in association with the community dock, commercial dock, or marina modification; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(7)(a)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No dredging is allowed in association with the community dock, commercial dock, or marina modification.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(7)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Professional drawings of the project are required to be submitted as a part of the application. The drawings must be stamped by a Registered Land Surveyor, Professional Engineer, or Architect licensed to do business in Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(7)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon receipt of a substantially complete Community Dock, Commercial Dock, or Marina Modification project application and application fee that meets the standards of subparagraph (a), above, an abbreviated review and processing period shall apply. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(7)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Staff to the Committee shall have 21 days to review the project permit application.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(7)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Committee shall provide Public Notice of the application for 15 days.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(7)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon a determination that the project application is complete (including staff review and public notice), the Commissioner may issue a Coastal Marshlands Protection Act permit unless a Committee member requests the application be brought to a Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee meeting for broader consideration.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(7)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Provided the project application is not called to a Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee meeting, total processing time of a community dock modification, commercial dock modification, or marina modification meeting the standards of subparagraph (a), above, shall not exceed 45 days following a preliminary determination by staff of completeness.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(7)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No construction or alteration of a community dock or marina modification may commence until the expiration of 30 days following the date on which the application is approved; provided, however, that if a timely appeal is filed, no construction or alteration may commence until all administrative and judicial proceedings are terminated.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(7)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant/permittee must demonstrate the capacity to establish sufficient power and authority to enforce the conditions of the permit.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(7)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any modification not meeting the standards of subparagraph (a) above, shall be reviewed and processed subject to a higher degree of examination and scrutiny applying the standards and review times of the tier that would apply if it were a new project.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.03(7)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Permittee must provide a post-construction survey that locates the Community Dock, Commercial Dock, or Marina Modification indicated in the application materials. Such survey shall comply with the Georgia Plat Act, O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=15-6-67&amp;title=15&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">15-6-67</a> et. seq.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-2-3-.04" name="391-2-3-.04" title="391-2-3-.04">Rule 391-2-3-.04 Annual Leave Rate Adjustment</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Purpose. The purpose of this rule is to establish the procedure pursuant to which the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee will adjust the annual rental fee per acre for leasing state owned marshland and waterbottoms.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Procedures for Adjusting Marina Lease Rate. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.04(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The annual rental fee per acre for leasing state owned marshland and waterbottoms for 2009 is one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.04(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Beginning in 2010 and using the 2009 annual rental fee per acre as a base, the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee shall annually adjust the amount of the annual rental fee per acre for leasing state owned marshland and waterbottoms by the rate of change (inflation or deflation) in the Consumer Price Index - All Urban Consumers Less Food and Energy as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor for the most recent calendar year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.04(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee shall determine the adjustment to the annual rental fee per acre for state owned marshland and waterbottoms on or before May 1 of each calendar year.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-2-3-.05" name="391-2-3-.05" title="391-2-3-.05">Rule 391-2-3-.05 Extension of Live-Aboard Privileges</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Scope. </B>The Rules in this Chapter will guide the Commissioner in considering requests for extensions of time to occupy a live-aboard under O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-5-288&amp;title=12#12-5-288(b) (8)" target="_newtab">12-5-288(b) (8)</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Definitions used in this Rule.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Applicant" means any owner of a live-aboard who requests the Commissioner grant an extension of time beyond 90 days in any calendar year to permit persons to occupy a live-aboard.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Approved Disposal System" means an on-site wastewater disposal system suitable for domestic or other sewage approved by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division and/or local sanitation regulatory authority, as applicable.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign">"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Natural Resources of the State of Georgia or designee.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "CMPA" means the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act of 1970 as amended, O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-5-280&amp;title=12&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">12-5-280</a><I>et seq.</I></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Department" means the Department of Natural Resources of the State of Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Discharge" means, and shall include, spilled, leaked, pumped, poured, emitted or dumped.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Eligible marina" means any marina that meets the criteria set forth in Rule <a title="391-2-3-.05(4)" href="391-2-3-.05#391-2-3-.05(4)">391-2-3-.05(4)</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(2)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Live-aboard" means a floating vessel or other watercraft capable of safe, mechanically propelled navigation under average Georgia coastal wind and current conditions which is utilized as a human or animal abode and is located at a marina or a mooring area established by the department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(2)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Live-aboard operator" means the owner of a live-aboard or any person other than the owner who occupies, operates or has charge of the navigation or use of a live-aboard.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(2)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Marina" means any dock facility that has one or more of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(2)(j)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Includes fueling, maintenance or repair services (regardless of dock length);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(2)(j)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Is greater than 500 linear feet of dock space; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(2)(j)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Has dry storage for boats in an upland storage yard or vertical rack system.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(2)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Marina operator" means the owner of an eligible marina or any person who operates or has charge of an eligible marina.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(2)(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Sewage" means human or animal body wastes and the waste from toilets and other receptacles intended to receive or retain body wastes.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Extension Eligibility.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No live-aboard may be occupied in Georgia coastal waters subject to the jurisdiction of the CMPA for more than 90 days during any calendar year unless the live-aboard owner has been granted an extension of time in writing by the Commissioner.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant shall submit a written request for an extension to the Commissioner.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Commissioner shall promptly consider any written request that meets the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(3)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant submits the request on the application form provided by the Department to the Commissioner, c/o the Coastal Resources Division, One Conservation Way, Brunswick, Georgia 31520;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(3)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Coastal Resources Division receives the request at least 15 calendar days prior to the requested extension start date;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(3)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant certifies that the live-aboard has a secured mechanism to prevent discharge of treated and untreated sewage. Examples of secured mechanisms considered to be effective at preventing discharges include, but are not limited to, closing the seacock and padlocking, using a non-releasable wire tie, or removing the seacock handle (with the seacock closed).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(3)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant certifies that they will not discharge any sewage, treated or untreated, into Georgia coastal waters subject to the jurisdiction of the CMPA.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(3)(c)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant certifies that the live-aboard is capable of being used as a means of transportation on the water and is capable of safe, mechanically-propelled, navigation under average Georgia coastal wind and current conditions.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(3)(c)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant identifies the eligible marina at which the live-aboard operator will moor the live-aboard.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(3)(c)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant provides written documentation of a slip rental agreement with an eligible marina.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(3)(c)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant states the reasons for requesting the extension and the period of time for which the extension is requested.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(3)(c)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Commissioner, in his or her sole discretion, may grant or deny any request for an extension of time to occupy a live-aboard.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(3)(c)10.">10.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Commissioner, in his or her sole discretion, may consider requests for extensions that do not meet this Rule if the applicant shows extraordinary and extenuating circumstances.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(3)(c)11.">11.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An extension may be granted for a specific live-aboard and cannot be transferred to a different live-aboard.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Eligible Marina. </B>No marina may permit a live-aboard to moor at its dock facility for more than 90 days in any calendar year unless the marina meets the following criteria: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The marina has an approved disposal system with a minimum holding tank size as listed below or a direct connection to a municipal or private sewage treatment facility; provided; however, that nothing in this Rule shall preclude a marina from owning or contracting with a mobile sewage pump-out service so long as said service provides documentation of proper disposal of sewage compliant with local, state or federal ordinances, regulations and laws. <P> <TABLE> <TBODY> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Total # of Live-aboards</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Minimum Holding Tank Size</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>1. 1 to 20</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>300 gallons</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>2. 21 to 40</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>600 gallons</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>3. 41 to 60</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>900 gallons</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>4. 61 to 80</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>1,200 gallons</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>5. 81 to 100</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>1,500 gallons</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>6. More than 100</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>2,000 gallons</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> </P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The marina is in good standing with its CMPA permit and its Department waterbottoms lease.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The marina requires proof that each live-aboard mooring at its dock facility that has been occupied in Georgia coastal waters subject to the jurisdiction of the CMPA for more than 90 days during any calendar year has been granted an extension by the Commissioner pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-5-288&amp;title=12#12-5-288(b)(8)" target="_newtab">12-5-288(b)(8)</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Record Keeping.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Live-aboard operators granted an extension shall keep on the live-aboard records or receipts describing the location and date of sewage pump-out for the duration of the extension.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each eligible marina shall keep at its office, in an organized and recoverable fashion, and for the duration of the extension: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(5)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> all records or receipts describing the date of each sewage pump-out inclusive of a live-aboard identifier; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(5)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A copy of the document authorizing the extension for each live-aboard moored at its dock facility that has been occupied in Georgia coastal waters subject to the jurisdiction of the CMPA for more than 90 days in any calendar year.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(5)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A copy of the document authorizing the extension shall be kept onboard the live-aboard for the duration of the extension.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Extension Term. </B>The Commissioner may grant extensions for up to one calendar year at a time, beginning January 1 and ending December 31. Extensions can be requested for additional years, subject to the same requirements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Live-aboard and Marina Inspection. </B>Live-aboard owners granted an extension and eligible marinas are subject to inspections by Department personnel to verify compliance with this rule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Amendment and Termination of Extensions.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(8)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The live-aboard operator shall notify the Department using the Department provided form prior to re-locating the live-aboard to a new eligible marina.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(8)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A marina operator shall notify the Department if any live-aboard with an extension moored at its dock facility terminates its agreement with the marina operator.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(8)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An extension may be terminated if the Commissioner determines that the conditions of the extension have been violated by the live-aboard operator after 10 days notice to the live-aboard owner.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-3-.05(8)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any live-aboard owner who believes that the Commissioner erroneously terminated an extension may file an appeal with the Commissioner within 10 days of the date of the decision. The appeal must be in writing and set forth in detail the reasons for the appeal. The appeal must be postmarked or delivered to the Commissioner at the Commissioner's official address on or before the 10th day; provided that if the 10th day falls on a Saturday, Sunday or state holiday, then the 10th day is deemed to be the first business day after said Saturday, Sunday or state holiday.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/391-2-3-.01" name="391-2-3-.01" title="391-2-3-.01">Rule 391-2-3-.01 Committee Meetings</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-2-3-.02" name="391-2-3-.02" title="391-2-3-.02">Rule 391-2-3-.02 Regulation of Upland Component of a Project</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-2-3-.03" name="391-2-3-.03" title="391-2-3-.03">Rule 391-2-3-.03 Regulation of Marinas, Community Docks and Commercial Docks</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-2-3-.04" name="391-2-3-.04" title="391-2-3-.04">Rule 391-2-3-.04 Annual Leave Rate Adjustment</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-2-3-.05" name="391-2-3-.05" title="391-2-3-.05">Rule 391-2-3-.05 Extension of Live-Aboard Privileges</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2019 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>